UNSW Sculpture Relocation
As part of the award-winning refurbishment of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Clancy Auditorium O’Sullivan Conservation was engaged to undertake the on-campus relocation of Parousia (1992) by Jock Clutterbuck.
The sculpture was firstly assessed to confirm its condition, dimensions, and anchoring method prior to commencing works. OSC undertook in-house fabrication of a suitable transport stillage in lead up to the deinstall date. The sculpture was carefully hoisted from its plinth onto its stillage and transported off site in a dedicated art logistics truck, specified by OSC for its full air suspension setup, and placed into storage whilst its new display location was prepared. Once the new display plinth had been completed OSC completed the install process. In conjunction the relocation works, OSC also carried out a conservation clean of the sculpture. A report was compiled detailing the relocation activity and included future treatment recommendations and a treatment schedule.
The artwork, and more information about the UNSW Public Art collection can be viewed through the following link on UNSW’s website: